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MediaTek announces the Dimensity 820 SoC

MediaTek continues to build for affordable flagships.

What you need to know MediaTek today announced the new Dimensity 820 SoC. It’s the first of its 800-series, bringing 5G to affordable flagships. The chip supports sub-6GHz carriers in Asia, Europe, and North America.

5G phones are expensive, and chips like the Snapdragon 865 are a big reason for that. But Qualcomm’s not the only name in the game, and Mediatek is one competitor building 5G capable SoCs, driving  [Read More…]

Hey Google — how about making a phone with a MediaTek processor?

Someone has to break the West’s dependence on Qualcomm for the “flagship” Android phone market and it might as well be Google.

The tech world on the Android side is dangerously close to free-fall mode. Many companies are losing money, others are close but still breaking even, and it’s only predicted to get even worse. But during the last quarter, there was one company that seemingly fiddled while it watched the industry burn even though it was  [Read More…]

Realme 6i goes official with MediaTek Helio G80 chipset, 48MP quad cameras

It also packs a massive 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

What you need to know Realme 6i is the brand’s latest budget Android smartphone. It happens to be the world’s first phone to be powered by a MediaTek Helio G80 chipset. The Realme 6i also features a quad-camera setup with a 48MP primary sensor and a 5000mAh battery.

In January this year, Realme unveiled the Realme 5i, an affordable budget Android smartphone with a quad rear  [Read More…]

Realme C3 with MediaTek Helio G70 SoC launches in India for ₹6,999 ($98)

It is a pretty massive upgrade over last year’s Realme C2.

What you need to know Realme C3 is the brand’s latest entry-level Android smartphone for the Indian market. It is the world’s first phone to be powered by MediaTek’s 12nm Helio G70 SoC. The phone has been priced at ₹6,999 ($ 98) for the 3GB/32GB variant and will be going on sale in India starting February 14.

Realme today launched the world’s first smartphone to be  [Read More…]

MediaTek announces Helio G70 and G80 chipsets for affordable gaming phones

They will soon appear in budget gaming phones in the Indian market.

What you need to know MediaTek has announced two new mid-range gaming-focused mobile chipsets – Helio G70 and Helio G80. Both new chipsets are built on a 12nm process and come with an ARM Mali-G52 class GPU running at up to 950 MHz. They use a pair of ARM Cortex-A75 CPUs, along with six Cortex-A55 cores.

In July last year, Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek introduced its  [Read More…]

MediaTek launches the Helio G70 to power more affordable gaming phones

A powerful processor that won’t break the bank.

What you need to know MediaTek has announced the Helio G70 and G70T gaming-focused chipsets for entry-level phones. The G70 series is a slightly underclocked version of MediaTek’s flagship G90 gaming processor. Besides the slower clock speeds, the G70 series also limits the display to 1080p, lacks support for faster UFS storage, and is restricted to 48MP cameras or dual 16MP rear-cameras.

Mobile gaming is gaining more and more  [Read More…]

MediaTek debuts its first smartphone SoC with 5G, and tons of great specs

Devices with the new platform will hit the mass market in early 2020.

What you need to know The new Dimensity 1000 SoC is built on a 7nm process with 4x Cortex-A77 cores and impressive specs. Integrated Sub-6 5G modem provides high speeds and power saving, with dual-SIM and carrier aggregation. Devices with the Dimensity 1000 will begin hitting the market in late 2019, with wide rollout through 2020.

MediaTek is debuting its latest round of mobile  [Read More…]

What’s MediaTek? The processor running your Amazon Echo, and much more

You’re probably using MediaTek devices every day … you just don’t know it.

The average technology enthusiast who actually cares about what processors are in different devices may know the name MediaTek. The Taiwanese company has been making processors and myriad other components for a couple of decades, and is best-known in Android circles for the company’s processors that mostly power mid-to-low-end Android phones and tablets. But what you probably don’t know, and I didn’t realize until  [Read More…]

Android Central Podcast: MediaTek, Google buys Fitbit, Pixel performance

Andrew Martonik is joined for a live episode by Michael Fisher and David Cogen, proprietor of the YouTube channel TheUnlockr, to chat about the news of the week, including Google’s purchase of Fitbit and the overall wearable landscape. They also discuss some ongoing issues with Pixel 4, and David provides a look at Sony’s Experia 5.

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MediaTek sets its sights on gamers with the Helio G90 and G90T

The Helio G90 and G90T feature Cortex A76 cores and several optimizations to deliver smooth gameplay.

What you need to know MediaTek unveils its first gaming-focused chipsets in the Helio G90 and G90T. Both chipsets are powered by Cortex A76 and A55 cores, as well as ARM’s Mali G76 GPU. The chipsets also feature a host of optimizations designed to deliver lag-free gaming.

MediaTek hasn’t really fared well in the mid-range and high-end categories in the last  [Read More…]